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Her story changed everything

I first met Linette because of her urgent phone call.  While waiting with her daughter for a psychiatric bed, caring for her other child and staying in touch with her office, she was calling, emailing and messaging anyone she thought … Continue reading Her story changed everything

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3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

I was plunged into the mental health world when my son was 7 and made his first suicide attempt.  I got him help, of course, but I needed to understand what was happening to him and to our family.  Overnight, … Continue reading 3 things I’ve learned about fake news from mental health advocacy

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Without advocacy we cannot change a damn thing

Without advocacy we cannot change a thing.  Heaven knows there’s a lot that needs fixing, changing and bettering in our world today.  Sometimes the changes are small and just need a little push.  But many times, a small push won’t … Continue reading Without advocacy we cannot change a damn thing

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Advocacy is power

My mom was in her mid 30’s when she was first diagnosed with major depression. I remember coming home from school, hoping to see Super Mom, but instead I found her lying on the couch, fast asleep every day. I … Continue reading Advocacy is power

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Advocacy and the three P’s

Advocacy is our middle name — literally.  It is the “A” in PPAL, which shows how important we think advocacy is for both making things work and making things better.  Without advocacy, finding support and information simply isn’t enough.  Advocacy helps get better … Continue reading Advocacy and the three P’s

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